Rich tackles high-stakes securities disputes and develops strategic, results-driven solutions for his clients.


Rich is a seasoned litigator and strategic advisor with over 20 years of experience navigating complex legal disputes. He specializes in commercial and regulatory matters concerning securities, intricate financial instruments, mortgage securitizations, cryptocurrency, fund formation and corporate governance.

Rich's extensive experience representing technology, insurance, financial services and FinTech companies enables him to provide tailored proactive compliance counsel and strategic defense for his clients.

His experience in senior legal roles at two leading global financial services firms, combined with his multifaceted background provides him a unique perspective, allowing him to anticipate challenges and develop innovative solutions that benefit his clients.

Rich is deeply committed to pro bono legal services, regularly advising nonprofit educational institutions on governance matters and assisting victims of domestic violence in obtaining orders of protection.


Successfully argued for dismissal of putative securities class action complaint challenging stock drop following issuance of negative third-party research report.

Obtained a preliminary injunction for a mortgage company in an employee poaching case.

Obtained dismissal following trial of securities claims brought against an electric vehicle company.

Litigated multiple complex securities class actions arising from the dot-com bubble.

Represented international electronics firm in a false advertising claim, arguing motions precluding the disclosure of confidential documents.

Argued successfully for compelling arbitration of securities fraud claims and obtained dismissal of claims following a hearing.

Represented investors in litigation regarding cryptocurrency, including one of the first cases enforcing the rules of a decentralized autonomous organization as a contract.

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  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit


Rutgers University, J.D., with honors

  • Order of the Coif
  • Articles Editor, Rutgers Law Review

Trinity College, B.A.

  • Phi Beta Kappa
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